Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Last Week Was Hot

 So we went swimming. This is Bradley's most desired activity in life. For days he brought me his arm floaties. I figured when it got in the 80's it was time to go to the pool.

On Saturday the local outdoor airplane museum had their Cold War spy planes, the U-2 and SR-71, on open cockpit display commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Bay of Pigs. Um we were not going to pass up the chance to see the cockpit of the SR-71!


 One of the old SR-71 pilots was there, and so Brian sat there and asked him as many questions as possible while Bradley and I patiently waited.
 Then we had to go wander through the rest of the museum... of course. Even though it was verging on 90 degrees at this point.

 THEN we went to the Poppy Festival! (In 90 degree weather)

 Lots of fun.

On Sunday we went to yet another new ward, just for kicks, and then went hiking! 

I have to take a side note here and say that I love my religion. We have been living in a hotel now for at least a month and a half. Our little living room has a table with 2 chairs, a couch, a chair, and a tv. Our everyday, normal, is nothing compared to what it used to be, and some days this is harder than others. We sold our house on Friday, done deal, so for the first time we actually don't have a home anywhere. No address to our name. This was maybe a little sad for me this weekend.

So when we walked up to the new church building, late of course, and could hear the ward singing "How Firm a Foundation" from the outside of the building, I felt a sweet sense of "home" come over me. That song doesn't have any special meaning to me. But it was comforting to be in a place where I knew the words to the songs, I knew the people there loved me- even if they didn't know me, and I knew that the testimonies spoken that day would be as true as the ones I have heard many times in my own home ward.

Then we drove to the San Gabriel mountains and hiked on one of Brian's new trails. No, it was not one of those crazy hikes Brian occasionally takes us on.

Hiking is also one of our Sunday norms. It was so nice to have a normal day for once.


Heidi Ence said...

I love you guys so much! I know you will find a place and an answer to your nomadic ways. It looks like you guys are having a lot of fun despite the crazy. I miss you!

Eileen & Karen said...

What a sweet post. I know the limbo is hard, but better days are ahead. I am glad you are making the best of the situation and getting to know your new area and all the fun things there are to do. It's true that the Gospel brings many comforts into our lives. I'm am touched to know you too feel at home here. Love you!